Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present, and Future of Women Working in Film

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alicia Malone
Narrator: Katherine Littrell
Genres: Social Science
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: February 2018
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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"After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." -Ann RichardsWomen have been instrumental in the success of American cinema since its very beginning. One of the first people to ever pick up a motion picture camera was a woman, as was the first screenwriter to win two Academy Awards, the inventor of the boom microphone, and the first person to be credited with the title Film Editor. Throughout the entire history of Hollywood women have been revolutionizing, innovating, and shaping how we make movies. Yet their stories are rarely shared.This is what film reporter Alicia Malone wants to change. Backwards & in Heels tells the history of women in film in a different way, with stories about incredible ladies who made their mark throughout each era of Hollywood, from the first women directors to iconic movie stars and present-day activists. Each story shares the inspiring accomplishments of women, while also highlighting the obstacles women have had to face.Backwards & in Heels combines research and exclusive interviews with influential women and men working in Hollywood today, such as Geena Davis, J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Octavia Spencer, America Ferrera, Paul Feig, and many more, as well as film professors, historians, and experts. Join Alicia as she champions Hollywood women of the past and present, and looks to the future with the hopes of leveling out the playing field.

Author Details

Author Details

Malone, Alicia

Alicia Malone is a film reporter, host, writer and self-confessed movie geek. She started out hosting movie-centric shows and reviewing films in her native Australia, before making the leap to Los Angeles in 2011. Since then, Alicia has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and many more as a film expert. She has given TED talks and traveled the world to cover awards shows like the BAFTAs and the Oscars, the film festivals in Cannes and Sundance, and more! She is passionate about classic films, independent movies, and supporting women in film.